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Vajrayana Buddhism is most closely associated with Tibet and can be characterized by the figure of the siddha, the master whose spiritual realization is so profound that he or she has power over the phenomenal world, and in whom the profundity and vastness of absolute truth is fully and completely manifested. Many of our most well-known authors come from this tradition of Tibetan Buddhism .

[Note: The tags for the various schools are not definitive as many books span multiple traditions, etc. They are meant to use as a starting point for exploring this collection.]

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  1. You Are the Eyes of the World

    You Are the Eyes of the World

    • by
    • Longchenpa
    Just as the images on television are nothing more than light, so are our experiences merely the dance of awareness. Often we form attachments to or feel enslaved by these experiences. But they are only reflections. As easily as television pictures vanish when the channel is changed, the power of our experiences fades if we penetrate to the heart of reality—the light of the natural mind within everyone. … Read More

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  2. Niguma, Lady of Illusion

    Niguma, Lady of Illusion

    • by
    • Sarah Harding
    Providing a rare glimpse of feminine Buddhist history, Niguma, Lady of Illusion brings to the forefront the life and teachings of a mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. The circumstances of her life and extraordinary qualities ascribed to her are analyzed in the greater context of spiritual biography and Buddhist doctrine. More than a historical presentation, Niguma's story raises the… Read More

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  3. Buddhism through American Women's Eyes

    Buddhism through American Women's Eyes

    • by
    • Karma Lekshe Tsomo
    The Buddha's path to human transformation declares women and men equally capable of spiritual realization, yet throughout history most exemplars of this tradition have been men. Now, as Buddhism is transmitted to the West, women are playing a major role in its adaptation and development. The conversation presented here takes place among experienced practitioners from many Buddhist traditions who share their thoughts on the Buddhist outlook, its practical application… Read More

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  4. The Treasury of Knowledge: Books Nine and Ten

    The Treasury of Knowledge: Books Nine and Ten

    Journey and Goal

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    Jamgön Kongtrul's ten-volume Treasury of Knowledge is a unique, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were preserved in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist teachers expected their students to study Buddhist philosophical texts as well as practice reflection and meditation; present-day students have also realized that awakening has its source in study as well as in reflection and practice. Journey and Goal focuses on the spiritual path—the journey… Read More

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  5. Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness

    Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness

    • by
    • Padmasambhava
    A text belonging to the same cycle as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, this instruction on the method of self-liberation presents the essence of Dzogchen, The Great Perfection, regarded in Tibet as the highest and most esoteric teaching of the Buddha. Teaching the attainment of Buddhahood in a single lifetime, this text was written and concealed by Guru Padmasambhava in the eighth century and rediscovered six centuries… Read More

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  6. Daring Steps

    Daring Steps

    Traversing the Path of the Buddha

    • by
    • Ringu Tulku
    • edited by
    • Rosemarie Fuchs
    Daring Steps stands out among the multitude of books on Tibetan Buddhism as being a uniquely accessible overview of the Buddhist path that encompasses all three yanas, or traditional Buddhist spiritual paths. Ringu Tulku—renowned for both his insight and approachable style—consistently brings the teachings back to the reader's own experience as he reveals the vital role of each path in the attainment of genuine realization. This book draws… Read More

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  7. The Buddhist Path

    The Buddhist Path

    A Practical Guide from the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism

    • by
    • Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche,
    • Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
    An accessible and practical introduction to Tibetan Buddhism as practiced in the Nyingma or 'ancient' tradition, The Buddhist Path presents for us the proper way of cultivating intellect and heart so that our true nature can manifest. The authors provide clear explanations and methods that reveal how the mind functions and what its essence, our primordial nature, is. They impart detailed instructions on how to meditate, using methods ranging from… Read More

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  8. The Four Immeasurables

    The Four Immeasurables

    Practices to Open the Heart

    • by
    • B. Alan Wallace
    • edited by
    • Zara Houshmand
    The Four Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity—is a rich suite of practices that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationships to others. Alan Wallace presents a unique interweaving of teachings on the Four Immeasurables with instruction on meditative quiescence, or shamatha practice, to empower the mind. This book includes both guided meditations and lively discussions on the… Read More

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  9. The Wisdom of Imperfection

    The Wisdom of Imperfection

    The Challenge of Individuation in Buddhist Life

    • by
    • Rob Preece
    If you have been practicing Buddhism for a while, why do you still have so many problems? And how do you balance the sometimes different needs of spiritual and psychological perspectives? Rob Preece draws on his personal experience—over two decades as a psychotherapist and many years as a meditation teacher—to explore and map the psychological influences on our struggle to awaken. For psychological and spiritual health, acceptance of imperfection is… Read More

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  10. The Buddha from Dolpo

    The Buddha from Dolpo

    A Study of the Life and Thought of the Tibetan Master Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen

    • by
    • Cyrus Stearns
    The Buddha from Dölpo is a revised and enlarged edition of the only book about the most controversial Buddhist master in the history of Tibet, Dölpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292–1361), who became perhaps the greatest Tibetan expert of the Kalacakra or Wheel of Time, a vast system of tantric teachings. Based largely on esoteric Buddhist knowledge from the legendary land of Shambhala, Dölpopa's insights have profoundly influenced the development of Tibetan… Read More

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